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Base Camping

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When you think camping, what comes to mind?

For many people it’s bonfires with roasting marshmallows, big nylon tents, swimming in a lake and maybe some hiking.  Some people make it relaxing with a good book; some people portage with a canoe through lake- and river-filled regions and come back home pleasantly exhausted.  Some bring air mattresses and some think it’s not camping if you don’t wake up with the impressions of branches on your back.

I am, personally, not much of a camper – I prefer beds to the ground, showers in the morning, and a hot breakfasts and cold drinks.  I thoroughly enjoy my creature comforts.  But as soon as we decided to do the Quest as, well, a quest, I knew that my usual requirements for a good camp weekend – regular runs to the corner store, for instance – would be impossible.

And so I started to think about what we would be using to camp.  Certainly not the easy-to-build, easy-to-carry tents that we can buy at any major outdoor store; no air mattresses, no propane stoves, no coolers full of ice.  We would have to balance old-school materials like canvas or leather with considerations for weight, since we will be carrying everything everywhere distributed over the six of us.

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